Elon Musk’s Starlink satellites are ruining images from NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, threatening future science

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A Hubble Space Telescope image with a satellite trail streaking in front of galaxies. NASA/ESA/Kruk et al. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is getting more satellites ruining its images, a new study found. Elon Musk's Starlink constellation is a major driver of satellite crowding in Earth's orbit. One-third of Hubble's images could be "trashed" by the 2030s, and telescopes may have to leave low-Earth orbit. Starlink satellites may pose a threat to future science from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other Earth-orbiting observatories. The Starlink constellation now includes more than 3,000 satellites launched by SpaceX, as part of CEO Elon Musk's...